- The roads minister has stated that demonstrations do not build roads
- He said he gets surprised when people go on demonstrations to have their roads fixed
- He said the government is committed to fixing the bad roads in the country
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Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister for Roads and Highways, has stated that organised demonstrations do not force the government to build roads.
According to the minister, he gets surprised when those who ought to know better engage in demonstrations for their bad roads to be fixed.
In a report filed by Starrfmonline.com, he said the government is committed to fixing the roads.
He added that demonstrating would not get their roads in the best shape they want it.
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He further opined that it is unreasonable for people to say that all roads everywhere should be fixed simultaneously.
"...people who are supposed to know better, well-educated people who should advise their colleagues joining demonstrations. Demonstrations don’t build roads,” he said.
Work on Ayi Mensah-Danfa-Otinibi road begins after Sosu-led protest
Still on roads, works on the Ayi Mensah-Danfa-Otinibi road in the La Nkwantanang-Madina municipal district have started after a protest led by the Madina MP, Francis-Xavier Sosu took place on October 25, 2021.
YEN.com.gh sighted a video shared by the Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency, Francis Xavier Sosu.
The former Madina MP, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Siddique, said the resumption of work was not a result of the protest like some residents think.
“This one is not because of the demonstration. They even called the contractor to wait and come after the demonstration, but the contractor said no. He didn’t get the contract out of a demonstration," he said.
Police storm Sosu's church to arrest him
Personnel from the Ghana Police Service stormed the church premises of Madina lawmaker, Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, to arrest him over his protest on Monday, October 25.
Sosu, led the youth to protest deplorable roads in his constituency. During the demonstration on Monday, the police attempted to arrest the lawmaker for what they described as an unlawful protest.
The police were, however, resisted by the youth while the MP fled from the scene.
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